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Field hockey coaching: Goalkeeper’s ready or set position in seven easy steps

By FORTITUDE HOCKEY To be set for a save is vital. It is also very controllable and easy to practice. Depending on the individual goalkeeper’s strength, …

Investec Hockey Test: England women evoke past glories against Netherlands in London sell-out

BY ROD GILMOUR AT LEE VALLEY So, the Dutch finally won on a shoot out. But Sunday was really for the 5,000 who had snapped up tickets back in February. It was …

England Hockey’s Investec women’s Tests: Susannah Townsend is back up to speed after long-term injury

BY ROD GILMOUR Susannah Townsend likes a challenge. Yet she admits, bregrudgingly, that some of the younger recruits in the centralised programme might just be …

Maddie Hinch: When I’m in my hockey goalkeeper pads and on it, I think I’m six foot tall and own the joint

Maddie Hinch will return to international hockey this weekend against Argentina and the Netherlands for the first time since Rio Olympics glory. Here, she …

Kate Richardson-Walsh: creating one vision and why hockey teams fascinate me

Kate Richardson-Walsh, the former GB and England captain, is closing in on her first season at Dutch club HC Bloemendaal. Here, she speaks to The Hockey Paper …

My Life In Hockey: Hannah Macleod

GB and England midfielder Hannah Macleod, who announced her retirement from the game this week, talks us through her hockey life… I was stuck on three …

Hockey For Heroes crew are ready to hit the road – From Cardiff to Marlow in 10 gruelling days

BY GRAHAM OTWAY As a national sports centre, Bisham Abbey has over the years provided training and coaching facilities for a wide variety of top sportsmen and …

England Hockey looks to talented future under performance director Ed Barney

By Rod Gilmour The wind is in England Hockey’s sails right now. With less than one year to go until the Commonwealth Games, a raft of new recruits across …

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

By Todd Williams It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a …

Derby HC ‘keeper Murphy opens up about depression ahead of marathon

By Rod Gilmour When the weekend comes, stepping over the white line onto the hockey pitch is usually “a great escape” for Will Murphy. In darker moments, …

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